Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

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My favorite animal is steak. - Fran Lebowitz

All men are equal before fish. - Herbert Hoover

Sacred cows make the best hamburger. - Mark Twain

Fish and visitors stink after three days. - Benjamin Franklin

Rise and rise again until lambs become lions. - Robin Hood

In Congress, it's all pork, all the time. - Jim Cooper

When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion. - Ethiopian Proverb

Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. - Unknown

Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat. - Mark Twain

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. - Gloria Steinem

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial. - Thomas Fuller

The lion is ashamed, it's true, when he hunts with the fox. - Gotthold E. Lessing

A sushi chef has to spot the best-quality fresh fish instantly. - Nobu Matsuhisa

Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

Sharks are the lions of the sea. They glamorize the oceanic glory. - Munia Khan

An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery. - Walter Winchell

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. - WC Fields

He writes so well he makes me feel like putting the quill back in the goose. - Fred Allen

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. - Arab Proverb

What you need is somebody new - there's more than 1 fish in the woodpile. - Archie Bunker

Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it's tuna but it says chicken of the sea. - Jessica Simpson

And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,
And a pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart. - Edward Lear

If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens? - Seymour Cray

The dent in his car is hardly cold and he's coming over here to claim his pound of fish. - Archie Bunker

I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world. - Katy Perry

Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians, except for the occasional mountain lion steak. - Ted Nugent

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. - Ellen Glasgow

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers

You don't go walking into the proverbial lion's den lightly. You start with a good breakfast. - Jim Butcher

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers. - Imelda Marcos

If I don't work, I'll be sitting on the couch watching TV, eating popcorn and getting like a cow. - Celia Cruz

For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I rejoice that there are owls. They represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have. - Henry David Thoreau

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. - Will Rogers

He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. - John W. Rochester

It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. - Hugh N Jacobsen

Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be fish. - Ovid

I could dance with you till the cows come home...
on second thought, I'll dance with the cows till you come home. - Groucho Marx

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde


see also   Animal  &  Government  Sections
Animal Groups
Animal Life Spans
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What Animals Dream Of

Ancient Politician
Anthropomorphic Nouns
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Political Road Sign
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21-Apr-2018